Soil Nutrition

Chlorosis is a serious problem that affects many Concord vineyards

If you’ve ever packed fruit snacks in a lunch, enjoyed a glass of grape juice, or made a PB&J, chances are the grapes used in those products were grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley. That’s because... more »

Partnership addresses economics of soil health needs in agriculture

Management practices that improve soil health can be good for the farm and the environment, but farmers need information on economics when deciding whether to adopt these practices.  To address this critical issue, Cargill and... more »

Bio Huma Netics adds Rich Lamar to the Humic Research team

On May 1, 2019,  Richard Lamar joined Bio Huma Netics (BHN) as senior director of Humic Research. Lamar has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Miami, a M.S. in Forestry from Mississippi State... more »

University of California provides advice for nitrogen management

California growers can download a new series of publications summarizing efficient nitrogen management practices from University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). The publications are designed to assist growers in complying with state regulations... more »

Smart soil sensor technology launched

Teralytic, a manufacturer of wireless soil sensors has implemented  Semtech LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) in its wireless sensor to detect nitrogen, phosphate and potassium (NPK) levels in soil to help farmers... more »

UBC researchers: Vineyards adversely affect soil quality

Biologists from UBC’s (University of British Columbia) Okanagan campus are digging under vineyards to see if the Okanagan’s grape industry is affecting soil quality. The team of researchers spent the better part of three years... more »

Simulation models enhance global crop management strategies

Growing up in Uruguay — a country with four cows per every person — Virginia Pravia was immersed in the agriculture industry at an early age. During summers and holidays, Pravia watched as her family... more »

Use pH meter to check soil acidity

Decreasing soil pH, also called soil acidification, is a growing concern in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Researchers and farmers have found soil pH values below 5.0 (more acidic) throughout the Palouse region. Acid soil... more »


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